When back-to-back BCS National Championships aren’t enough, you bust out a state of the art locker room which looks like a modernized Playboy mansion.
And when that isn’t enough to convince a highly touted recruit you’re the university he needs to select, you use…..Monopoly money?
Sounds a bit strange, but University of Alabama head coach Nick Saban has decided upon a new strategy to lure recruits to his school – money.
Saban has been sending some of the best high school football players in the country a photo which lists the NFL contracts (in a check form) of Alabama’s nine draft picks in this year’s past draft. The combined total salary for those players? Nearly $52 million dollars, which is boldly printed in the middle of the photo, as you can see below:
Case in point: The Crimson Tide’s latest pitch to high school football stars around the country.
It’s clear, concise and to the point, just like the head coach himself. Placed over a background of NFL checks made out to Alabama’s nine draft picks selected in this year’s draft is one large number amount.
Translation: Those one-time high school recruits and former Crimson Tide standouts drafted in April are now cashing in on their football talent as NFL rookies, combining to ink 4-year contracts worth a total of $51,810,000.